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Association for Managers of Innovation (AMI)
October 23-25, 2013
Catalyst Ranch & the Allegro Hotel, Chicago
Hosted by 
John Strong and Jim Albert of the Bankers Financial Corporation 
local AMI member Danielle Kaynor
Sponsored by 

Here is what we have so far... check back for more! 

The meeting theme is Big Data: Terabytes to Insights as it relates to how we know what we know about the world and how we apply that to learn more and create change. 

The meeting begins at the Allegro Hotel on Wednesday, October 23 at 4:30 for newcomers with a reception for all attendees at 6pm at the Catalyst Ranch. The Hospitality Suite will be open at 9:45pm at the Allegro. The meeting opens Thursday at the Catalyst Ranch with breakfast at 8am and continues through 5pm. 

Plans are taking shape for a Thursday evening experience at the Art Institute of Chicago, recently voted the #1 museum in the US on Trip Advisor. Members will be provided an opportunity to tour the galleries before dining at the restaurant in the modern wing, Terzo Piano. We will be joined for dinner by some Chicagoland innovators including Terry Howerton of TechNexus, a venture collaborative recently named by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Incubators in America. More details to follow shortly for registered fall meeting participants. Thursday evening is co-sponsored by Aon and TechNexus. 

On Friday, the meeting begins with breakfast at the Catalyst Ranch at 8am and concludes with a boxed lunch at noon. The full agenda will be published soon. 

Beg, Brag, What If sessions will be featured throughout the meeting with a number of special speakers. The meeting will have the AMI traditional close with everyone contributing their hand-written Learnings

The Hospitality Suite is open evenings at Allegro Hotel for AMI attendees and their guests to come and go until 11:30 p.m. Wine/beer and soft beverages are available while the AMI group gathers and shares ideas gleaned from their time together earlier in the day.

Meeting Space & Accommodations

Catalyst Ranch     656 W. Randolph, Suite 3W, Chicago, IL 60661

Allegro Hotel         171 W. Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601
Confirmed Speakers  

Wednesday, October 23, 7:30-8:15 p.m.
Humanizing Big Data
Kim Erwin
Assistant Professor 
Illinois Institute of Technology,
Institute of Design

Thursday, October 24, 8:50-9:50 a.m.
Can Big Data Make Us Healthier? 
Andy Slavitt
Group Executive Vice President

Thursday, October 24, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Applications of Data Innovation
Lucky Gunasekara
Visiting Researcher

Friday, October 25, 8:45-9:45 a.m.
Visual Catastrophe Modeling
Mark Campbell
Vice President of Corporate Strategy 
Robert Brodnick,
Oct 14, 2013, 11:24 AM